8, 2007. Hadley was an airline stewardess for
several years after college. She lived in Florida
until the mid-’70s. Daniel Courts Holland
(’ 51, ’ 52 BSGEO), 81, of Dallas, N.C.; Dec. 11,
2006. Holland had a 20-year career with the
Air Force, serving in WWII, then teaching
avionics. He received the Meritorious Service
Medal for his work in communications, armament and electronics at the air base in Misawa,
Japan. More recently, he was a veterans
employment representative for the state. At
UNC, he belonged to Sigma Gamma Epsilon
and AFROTC. Lewis Pinckney Jones (’ 52
PhD), 90, of Spartanburg, S.C.; July 20, 2007.
Jones was Kenan Professor emeritus of history
at Wofford College. In addition, he was secretary
of the faculty and chairman of the history
department until his retirement in l987. When
he retired, alumni created a scholarship in his
name. He received the Distinguished Service
Award from the National Alumni Association,
an honorary doctorate from Wofford and the
Order of the Palmetto, among other honors.
He wrote several books about South Carolina
history and was active in historic preservation,
including as past president of the S.C. Historical
Association and the state board of review for
the National Register of Historic Places. He
was in the Navy in the Pacific in WWII.
Beth Tilley Kantner (’ 58), 87, of Durham;
July 17, 2007. Kantner was a founder and principal of St. Mary’s Country Day School in
Hillsborough, which was renamed in her honor
when she retired. Among many civic activities,
she was president of the Durham City School
Association, and on the board of directors of
the American Cancer Society and the Volunteer
Service Center. Albert Warren King (’ 50
AB, ’ 56 MSW), 81, of Burlington; July 14,
2007. King was associate dean of the UNC
School of Social Work, where he was also a
faculty member. In a recent project with Global
Volunteers, he helped renovate a building on
the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana.
He served in the Army in WWII. Katherine
Hennessee King (’ 50 AB), 80, of Burlington;
April 20, 2007. King was a retired public school
teacher in the Orange County and Chapel
Hill-Carrboro school districts. At UNC, she
belonged to Sigma Alpha Iota. Dr. Cary J.
Lambert Sr. (’ 51 AB), 77, of Dallas, Texas;
CHARLES “CHICK” MCKINNEY ’ 57 1931–2007
On the Mark, But Not on Madison Avenue in memoriam
Charles “Chick” McKinney ’ 57 brought America for best magazine campaign. A business school graduate, McKinney
Madison Avenue know-how to down- Liz Paradise ’ 86, group creative director served on what is today Kenan-Flagler
town Raleigh, co-founding the advertising and senior vice president at McKinney, called Business School’s board of visitors. In the
agency McKinney & Silver there in 1968 and winning the Kelly the “holy grail” of print early 1990s, he created the Charles C.
winning big-time contracts and numerous advertising. Paradise, who was hired by McKinney Faculty Advancement Fund in the
awards along the way. His gamble to stay in McKinney as a copywriter, said the staff had business school to encourage teaching and
Raleigh instead of heading for the bright great respect for him, maybe even a little fear. research. In another alumni activity, he served
lights of the big cities paid off, as his was the “When he gave you approval, you felt you on UNC’s Board of Visitors from 1989 to
first advertising agency in the Southeast to were over the moon,” she said. “You went out 1993.
top $100 million in billings. of your way not to disappoint him.” McKinney was born in the western part of
McKinney, 75, who retired in 1990 from the the state, in Newdale on a small farm near
firm now known as McKinney, died Sept. 12. the South Toe River. With the support of his
During his leadership, the agency pro- sister and her husband, he attended Mitchell
duced ad campaigns for a number of high- High School in Bakersville and worked his
profile companies, including Del Monte, way through UNC. His first journalism job
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Piedmont was laying type at the printing press for the
Airlines and General Mills. Morganton newspaper. In later years, he
Creativity was McKinney’s byword. In an established the McKinney Scholarship
interview in The News & Observer in 1986, he Foundation at his high school alma mater to
said his agency tried to make ads so memo- help students with financial needs attend col-
rable that if they were never seen again, they lege.
would still be remembered. “Coming up with When McKinney retired, he used his cre-
creative solutions for companies is exciting,” ativity and attention to detail for another
he said. “I never get bored with that.” He interest — historic preservation. He and his
liked to say that he didn’t mind being off the wife, Suzanne, who were members of the
wall as long as he wasn’t off the mark. council of the National Trust for Historic
John Sweeney ’ 86 (MEd), Distinguished Preservation, took on the restoration of
Professor in sports communication and head Devotion, a 1930s-style historic mountain
of the advertising sequence at UNC’s School estate in Surry County. They restored a dam,
of Journalism and Mass Communication, lake, fish hatchery, stable and cottages, among
Chick McKinney ’ 57 was known for his creativity and his
described McKinney as a perfectionist in business acumen in building a national advertising agency. other things.
terms of design. “He was legendary for enor- The advertising firm that McKinney co-
mously beautiful two-page print ads,” founded is now affiliated with the interna-
Sweeney said, calling him a “top-flight cre- tional advertising and media company Havas.
ative person.” The agency remained in its Fayetteville Street
The magazine ads he and his company offices until 2005, when it moved to the
produced for the N.C. Division of Travel and American Tobacco Historic District in
Tourism won the Stephen E. Kelly Award in Durham.
1987 from the Magazine Publishers of — Sally Walters
COUR TESY OF MCKINNE Y
McKinney’s advertising acumen was honored with his induction into the N.C.
Advertising Hall of Fame in 1989. In introducing him for the honor, the late Watts Hill
Jr. said McKinney was the only person he
had ever known who was uniquely creative
and also a good businessman.